Saturday, November 28, 2009

County-funded team to address pedestrian safety along dangerous route - Gazette

by Jeremy Arias | Staff writer | Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009

A rubbery screech echoed along Piney Branch Road in front of Eastern Carryout as a dark-green minivan hit the brakes too late at a red light and skidded part of the way into the intersection, blocking the crosswalk. Officer Norman Brissett quickly walked up to the vehicle and leaned in to talk with the driver.

A light rain wet the pavement along the busy road as impatient pedestrians and speedy drivers played a deadly game of hit-or-miss that has made this stretch of Piney Branch – between Flower Avenue and the Prince George's County border – the road with the highest number of pedestrian collisions in Montgomery County.

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